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JUST IN: Bandits attack President Buhari’s security team in Katsina, two injured

Bandits on Tuesday opened fire on the security team of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state.

The president is scheduled to visit Katsina during the Sallah celebration which will hold over the weekend.

A statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu,on Tuesday confirmed the attack.

The statement said two persons sustained injuries.

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It said that the security team was on their way to Daura to prepare for the president’s visit when the attack took place.

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It read, “The Presidency has described as sad and unwelcome, the shooting incident near Dutsinma, Katsina State, at the convoy of cars carrying the Advance Team of security guards, protocol and media officers ahead of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Daura for Sallah.’’

“The attackers opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions but were repelled by the military, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy.’’

“Two persons in the convoy are receiving treatment for the minor injuries they suffered. All the other personnel, staff and vehicles made it safely to Daura.”

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